Author: East Texas Review

Second Amendment, Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement Groups Support the Fix NICS ACT

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Fix NICS Act to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Fix NICS Act has received endorsements from the National Rifle Association of America, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the National Sheriffs Association.   NRA: “We applaud Sen. John Cornyn’s efforts to ensure that the records of...

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Senate Tax Reform Bill passes committee

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes three bills he’s previously introduced, passed out of the Senate Finance Committee: “We’ve now made significant progress towards cutting taxes for Texans and simplifying our antiquated tax code,” Sen. Cornyn said. “Our bill will enable hardworking Americans to keep more money and foster a better environment for job creators to grow, invest, and hire. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we move this bill to the floor after...

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Cornyn, Murphy, Scott, Blumenthal Introduce Fix NICS Act

Bill Will Improve and Enforce Records Reporting by Federal Agencies & States U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), introduced the Fix NICS Act to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The bill penalizes federal agencies who fail to properly report relevant records and incentivizes states to improve their overall reporting. The bill also directs more...

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Senate Tax Reform Proposal Will Bring Companies, Jobs Back from Overseas

‘What we’re told is that because of lower tax rates in countries like Ireland, that this is causing those companies to move their headquarters offshore and make investments there.’ ‘We want to provide every incentive to bring that money here to make those investments here and to create jobs here.’   Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss the Senate Finance Committee’s markup of tax reform legislation. Excerpts from his appearance are below. “Repealing the regressive individual mandate tax, which is primarily paid by low-income Americans, does provide additional revenue for us to use to bring down middle class tax rates.” “We can make the individual tax cuts permanent if our Democratic colleagues would join us in trying to pass a bipartisan bill, but they made it pretty clear that they have no interest in that, so we’re stuck with just doing it for the ten-year budget window using this process.” “We do provide a tax rate cut. And you’re right, we do repeal the deductibility of state and local taxes… If we can, by eliminating the state and local tax deduction, we can get rates lower and the economy going again, then everybody benefits.” “What we’re told is that because of lower tax rates in countries like Ireland, that this is causing those companies to move their headquarters...

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Holocaust Survivor Jack Repp speaks on ETBU’s campus

The East Texas Baptist University Political Awareness Society (PAS), in partnership with the Student Government Association (SGA), invited Holocaust Survivor Jack Repp, a representative from the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance, to speak on campus Tuesday, November 7. He shared stories with the audience about his experiences during the Holocaust and gave his perspective on having faith in God through the most difficult times. “With faith, you can make it through anything,” Repp shared. “There was a brief time in my life where I doubted if God was helping me, but ultimately I knew that...

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